While doing research for Clixsense I kept coming across Neobux which is another PTC website. Apparently this is the PTC website that you can really earn some big bucks with, or so they say! So What is Neobux about and do they live up to the hype online? Is Neobux a scam or legit?
Overall Ranking: 05/100
Price: Free to join or a Golden membership for $90 per year
Introduction: What is Neobux about?
Neobux is a PTC website where you can earn money by clicking on ads, completing tasks, completing offers and referring people to Neobux. They seem to have quite a good reputation online at first glance with many people claiming you can make some really good money with Neobux.
So let’s have a closer look at this Neobux opportunity and see if that is all true.
Here is a video claiming that you can make thousands per month with Neobux!
I registered with Neobux in November 2015 and tried to keep an open mind. I must say it is true that I have not put 100% effort into making money here. Every few days I went onto their site and clicked around a bit. Just keep in mind that clicking ads is just not my thing.
I have to be honest here too, there are tasks to do and also offers that you can complete. I did neither of these and I’ll explain why. I never ever have any tasks available on any website when I have a look. I find this rather strange. Then the offers are always for things to download to my phone, or even worse “free trials” that I have to give my credit card details to and then I must remember to cancel them before the free trial ends. Hell no, I am not just handing out my credit card details out online all over the place. The facts are that this is just not safe.
So here’s where we are sitting at now. I have clicked on 138 ads and I have made a total of $0.083. This works out to an average of $0.0006 per click.
So let’s just go back and see what Neobux states about earning with them. According to Neobux you will earn between $0.001 to $0.015 so why is my average per click $0.0006? Something is clearly not right here!
Let’s now have a look at something interesting I saw on their homepage, I love really looking into these things and doing the sums because it really always looks so impressive at first glance!
So how impressive does this screenshot below look? Over $138 312.28 paid to their members yesterday! Wow, that is great. Let’s divide the amount of money by the amount of users right? This averages $10.32 per user. Let’s divide the amount of money earned by the amount of ads viewed… $0.00000003802 per click. Hmmmmm interesting, that looks terribly low!
So now let’s take the amount earned by user and divide that by the $0.00000003802 per click…. 271 436 086.27 clicks per person. Ok maybe I can’t add here… maybe there is something seriously wrong with me.
Neobux direct referrals and rented referrals
Ok so clearly you can’t make money clicking on ads with Neobux so let’s have a look at the referrals.
According to their schedule above if you have referrals you will earn about 50% commission on all direct referral clicks. Great stuff. But remember according to my calculations this will need to be close on 300 million clicks to earn $10 clicking yourself, so to earn $10 with direct referrals they will all need to click close on 600 million ads.
So now let’s look at the rented referrals. Rented referrals refers to people you can “rent” from Neobux. They are people that signed up without a referrer which means if you pay Neobux a certain amount for the month you can earn commission from their activities. So on the standard membership all those amounts look fine, but have a good look at the Golden membership amounts.
How can you earn that amount from your rented referrals. If you look at it logically you will earn all the money from your rented referrals that have Golden memberships and if they are standard members you will earn more per click than they are on most ads. Nothing here makes sense to me.
How much do Neobux rented referrals cost?
Well the price varies depending on how many you buy. It ranges from $0.60 for 3 referrals for a month to $20.00 for 100 referrals for a month. So it is $0.20 per month per referral.
I got on average 15 ads per day to view. So let’s say 15 ads per day and 30 days in a month = 450 ads in total that your referrals could possibly click on. Let’s pretend that you are a Golden member so each rented referral click will earn you (in theory) $4.50 per month.
So this is great and all in theory, but in reality will they all click every day? Well no they won’t because it is not worth their time. Remember you could pay for a rented referral and they might have signed up and done nothing.
The other problem is that if you look at what you say you will earn and then look at my average earnings per click you will see that there is something very off. I should have earned $0.001 to $0.015 per click but I really earned $0.0006. So based on this fact in reality how much do you think you will earn per month per referral.
You must click daily to earn money from referrals on Neobux!
So here’s something else I found on their website. To earn from your referrals for the day you must have clicked on ads yourself the day before!
If you are a free member you must click on 4 ads every day to earn daily from your referrals and if you have a Golden membership you must click on at least 9 ads daily to earn every day from your referrals.
Umm ok so I pay you $90 a year to make more money through your website per click and per referral click but I must then click on more ads daily. I’m not sure how you feel about this but I think it stinks. For starters if I pay for a “Golden” membership I should get more benefits, not have to click more and waste my time.
Neobux Pros and Cons
- It is a well established company that has a good reputation
- It has a forum
- There is an affiliate program
- You can rent referrals (although I personally think this is a scam)
- $2 cash-out threshold
- Instant payouts (no waiting period)
- Wide range of ways to earn
- It is obvious you don’t earn what they state you will on their website
- Complaints about the rented referrals (with good reasons)
- Seems this is an unsustainable business model to me
- Very low earning potential and although the cash-out threshold is only $2 it will take you a long, long time to get there!
Can you earn money from Neobux?
Well $0.083 is money… BUT come on is that what you want from life? How about some financial freedom?
Is Neobux a Scam or Legit?
I am on the line here about whether Neobux is a scam or legit, to me and my personal experience this looks like a scam. There is dishonesty going on and I have not personally earned per click what is stated on their website.
If you tell me I will earn $0.001 per click and I clicked 138 times I should have $0.139 in my account, NOT $0.083. But really this is not something I am going to get upset about, this is for research purposes only and I honestly have no interest in low earning opportunities like this.
There are so many people raving about this opportunity… desperate people trying to get referrals or are they really making money?
I’ll do this instead, I’ll give them a pitiful 05/100 and say if you want to sign up well go for it and good luck!
My Verdict for Neobux
Well I am not fond of PTC websites as you would have noticed from my previous reviews of Clixsense and Scarlet Clicks for example. According to Wikipedia, PTC sites are considered dubious at best.
That said yes I suppose this is not an outright scam but I consider it to be a time waster and there is something strange going on. I’ve also investigated rented referrals and that looks to me to be a scam activity in itself.
Would I recommend Neobux? No I wouldn’t. This is a sad way to make money.
If you want to try a PTC website then rather give Clixsense a go, so far they look to be the most honest PTC I have come across.
What do you think of Neobux and PTC sites in general? Please leave a comment.
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Overall Ranking: 05/100
Price: Free to join or a Golden membership for $90 per year